23 November, 2022
There has been much talk about the Minecraft 1.17 update's 'caves', but not much about the cliffs and their new Minecraft mob, the goats. We get it. The best underwater companions for Minecraft axolotls, they can potentially change the game. The Minecraft Warden is a terrifying new monster that is completely blind but packs a punch. But, won't you think of Minecraft's goats instead?
Yes, Minecraft has goats. Finally! There are many types and varieties of goats in real life, including the ibex who can walk on steep inclines and the fainting goat. The Minecraft goats are based upon the Rocky Mountain goat (or Oreamnos Americanus) and are well-suited for both alpine as subalpine conditions. They are not goats. They are closer to antelopes, square-shaped fakers.
They're still us, and they behave like the woolly mountain goats we love. This is everything you need about Minecraft goats.
In Minecraft, goats are found on top cliffs and other high surfaces with a light level seven or higher. It doesn't seem that it matters if the cliffs have snow or grass on them, but they seem to move more during the day.
If you're lucky enough, you might also be able to encounter screaming goats. Their only difference from regular goats is their bleats. You'll need to pay attention to locate them.
They are based on the Rocky Mountain goat, an antelope disguised as a goat to keep cool. It's difficult to replicate their unique trait of being able to balance on steep surfaces and climb high.
Instead of jumping one block high, Minecraft goats can jump two blocks high. They can easily clear small gaps and look impressive when they do. They can jump up to ten blocks into the air if they are faced with blocks of powder snow or a hole in ground.
They have ten health points (5 full hearts) and can take seven damage (3 and a half hearts).
Goats are generally quite passive and, as CaptainSparklez discovered in the 1.17 beta snapshots. They won't attack you if they hit you first. They will decide that you should be yetched off a ledge and ram into your face with full force. Even if they get angry, they are more likely to target your enemies to protect you. If attacked, the goat will run from its attacker.
The Minecraft 1.17 update adds a new item, the goat horn. The goat can drop up to two goat horns at a time when it rams into blocks. However, they can only drop one at a given time. Gathering several goats together in one area is the best way to get a goat horn. Then have them charge at each other. Their horn should fall off if they charge at a block.
You will make a noise when you use a goat's horn. It's like you're blowing through the Horn to sound an alarm. This is the same sound you hear when you raid Minecraft villages. What is this noise? Some people speculate that the goat horn could be used in an easter egg. However, as it stands right now, the horn makes only the raid noise.
Goats were the first animal to be domesticated in the real world for their grass-eating, milk-producing udders, and delicious meat. You can feed them wheat to get them to follow your lead. This will put them in love mode and allow you to breed. You can also make milk by putting an empty bucket on them. If the goat is on fire, you could cook mutton or raw mutton on them. But who would do such a terrible thing?
They are not able to ride horses like Minecraft's horses. Because of their temperament, they are probably the most valuable pet.
There's still much to learn about Minecraft's past and future via the Caves & Cliffs update. And that's not just about the new mobs. There is something for everyone in Minecraft, from copper ore to the Lush caves. More information will be available when Minecraft 1.18 is released.